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Photographer's Note

Most of old women in the country side of Vietnam have blackteeth like this. According to tradditional Vietnamese sense, black teeth is considered as a beauty of old woman . This message was indicated in many old literature of Vietnam .
They use tradditional liquid to dye their teeth. After dying the teeth will also last longer ( That is why Colgate did not make big investment in Vietnam and target only Vietnamese kids)
PS. The old man behind was her elder brother. At that time there were five of us pointing camera at her.

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  • Copyright: Bich Le (lebich_1972) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 101] (1656)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2005-04-24
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-05-10 6:56
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